Cases rise in Glasgow as First Minister considers ‘action’

There have been no deaths among people who have tested positive in the last day.

Another 154 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Scotland in the last 24 hours – as concern grows over the virus spreading in Glasgow.

The figure, revealed in the latest Scottish Government data, represents 1.2% of newly tested individuals.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said there was “some concern” that 66 of the new cases were in the Greater Glasgow area.

She added: “Further analysis is under way, and I will be chairing a meeting of the Resilience Committee late this afternoon to consider what action may be necessary.

“I will provide a further update after that.”

There have been no new deaths recorded among people who have tested positive for the virus.

On Monday, the country recorded 160 new cases – the highest figure since 187 on May 16.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the increase was “undoubtedly a concern to us”.

The official death toll stands at 2494, however weekly figures on suspected Covid-19 deaths suggest the most up-to-date total is now 4224.